I am not feeling very civic minded lately. Besides being very apathetic to the current Presidential candidates, there are other things that are making me feel very dispassionate about the politics and laws of this state/country.
First off, who decided that the speed limit on the freeways should be 65 MPH? How would I go about establishing a Proposition to change that? Maybe I could call the Stiles girls. I bet they'd get it done!
Second off, who decided that we can't talk on our cell phones when we are driving... (OK, this one is rhetorical, I actually voted for this law, since I think it's a good law, but... can I get just one freebie???)
I don't have enough time in my days... so I have to multi-task and do it FAST (thus phone talking and speeding)!
Today I got pulled over for the 3rd time in the last few months... uh oh. I can tell I am getting old and less attractive, because I no longer get out of tickets... my prettiest smile is failing me miserably! I am also pretty certain my flippant and caustic personality doesn't work well with cops! I used to be sweeter... it worked better!
Today I was going 84 mph on the freeway and I got pulled over, lights, siren AND the megaphone were used. And, once I pulled off the road, I had this conversation:
Cop: Do you know why I pulled you over?
Me: Well, I could probably guess.
Cop: Do you know how fast you were going?
Me: Ummm, pretty fast, I guess.
Cop: Did you see me before you sped past me?
Me: Obviously not, or I would have slowed down.
Cop: You're really not good at this, are you?
Me: Not really, I think I am supposed to cry, right?
Me: Turns out, I am really not good at that either. I am sort of dead inside.
Me: Are you going to give me a ticket?
So, I WAS speeding (twice) and talking on my cell phone once. I am woman enough to admit it.
Here's what is unlawful in my eyes... I had to pay $358 for going 61 in a 45 in Chino. Are you kidding me??? I am pretty sure in this economy I could buy ALL of Chino for about $325!
I wonder how much the going rate is for Santa Ana? But, more importantly I wonder how much more than that I'll have to pay for speeding there!
I hope no one wanted a Christmas present!
Also, did any of you know that there are additional propositions on the ballot (not just Proposition 8)? Who knew... :)
One of them is Prop 4... I am not even going to pretend to know the semantics of it, but the ad they are running says "Think outside your bubble..." Is this really a good tactic to get someone to vote the way you want??? It's sort of... patronizing, to say the least.
And, Prop 2... really, who cares about chickens!?! I don't mean to sound heartless, but CLEARLY we have bigger problems with our state than worrying if the chickens get a penthouse before we turn them into chick-fil-a nuggets. Don't they have ridiculously small mental capabilities anyway? Do they know how little room they have? I mean really? I bet we could easily confuse them… Let's just put on some loud music and make them think it's squishy because they're at a concert! We can't afford to pay more for chicken; especially with the going rate of speeding tickets! CLEARLY the economy is in dire straits... I mean I just paid $358 for ONE speeding ticket, we must have it rough!